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Monday, August 27, 2012

Back to School layout

It may seem like I am super organized for back to school next week but if you look carefully at the layout it's from 2011. I needed to get this done before the 2012 pictures were taken!

These papers are all by DCWV and all of the school stickers are from Reminisce.

The countdown is on, 9 more days until they go back. We are quickly trying to squeeze out every bit of summer vacation we can!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Penguins and a baby card

Halloo! We are back from a summer road trip. Our family drove out west. We visited cousins for a few days, went to Drumheller, Alberta to tour the dinosaur museum and then we went to Calgary to hang out with some penguins. Our trip was wonderful!

That is my DD standing next to Tut, a king penguin. They seemed to gravitate to her, maybe sensing her love for them? Maybe because she is wearing black and white?

He even tried to follow us out.

Lastly, here is a new baby card for my hubby's co-worker. There are many cards like this on Pinterest and I had just purchased some clothes line clips soo... I had to scraplift this idea. Yay! I haven't made a baby girl card in awhile.
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Core Cards Creative Frenzy

I love playing with Core'dinations paper! I enjoy that it is so versatile for cutting, embossing, sanding, tearing etc, etc... Here are three cards that I have created using Core'dinations paper.

"Loonie for you." My daughter will be ten years old in two days. I wanted to make her a card with a loonie coin ($1) she could pull off and spend. To make this card, I started out at the bank looking for a brand-new coin. I chose an embossing folder that I thought my daughter would like and used the folder as the design for the rest of the card. I sanded all the layers after embossing them with my Cuttlebug machine. I cut the diamonds with my Cricut machine but you could cut those easily with any paper trimmer. I used a glue dot to attach the money so it will be easy to pull off. The cork heart is actually a coaster from the dollar store that I hand cut. The alphas are by Crate Paper, the Pretty Party collection. The lace and twine, I purchased by the metre at my LSS. We are all about the puns in my house so I think she will love it!

I really enjoy creating effects using the black magic paper. I thought that the red kind of looks like thick velvet curtains when you sand it and that the yellow looks like a light or spotlight. That is the basis for this card. I used my trimmer to cut out two rectangles for the side curtains and then a strip for the fringe at the top. I scored each piece of paper every 1/2 inch. I do not own a scoreboard I just used my scoring blade. (Santa, if you are reading this please note that it would be lovely to own one.) I folded the strips of paper along the lines and voila - a stage. I sanded the paper on the folds that stick out hoping that would add more dimension. I then cut out a 4 and 1/2 inch square of yellow black magic and sanded the middle, like stage lights. The stamped sentiment is by Anna Griffen. The card background is something I created with my Gypsy. I welded a rectangle with rounded corners with another rectangle with this pretty edging. An edging punch could substitute for this effect.

For my third card, I began by looking up an online tutorial of paper airplane folding. (Just google it. There are many tutorials.) I followed the tutorial and scored my white cardstock along the way so it would fold nicely. I then cut out a shape card using my Cricut and Gypsy machines. The Gypsy was to weld the two clouds together so they would make a shape card. The actual clouds are both from the Create A Critter cartridge. I sanded all of the cloud edges just using plain old sand paper from the hubs. I adhered the plane using two glue dots and stitched the tracks with white floss and a needle. The alphas are called "Teeny Alpha" by Glitz.

Thanks for looking!

Have a great day!